Ah, the press of the bad old days!
Story: at the NRA convention, a sheriff tells the story of a janitor who was attacked by three thugs.
"He was being savagely beaten by three suspects, one wielding a small club," Clarke said. "He told me afterwards he thought he was going to die. He was able to pull his firearm from its holster and deliver two shots, killing two of the suspects and saving his own life."
(I might add that, according to the article linked in the story, the county prosecutor found that he had acted out of reasonable fear of death or great bodily injury).
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel runs the story under this headline: "NRA crowd cheered story of Milwaukee janitor killing two teens."